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7-Day NHS

The government has promised to introduce a 'truly seven-day NHS' by 2020. Reporter John Ware asks how it can be achieved and at what cost.

This drive for changing the way the NHS operates has been frequently used by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt as the reason why a change to junior doctor and consultant contracts is needed. But what does it actually mean? John Ware explores what a seven-day NHS would look like, what evidence there is that it's needed, and, crucially, whether we can afford it.

Reporter: John Ware
Producer: Hannah Barnes
Researcher: Kirsteen Knight.

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